Baltimore Orioles -- Sent P Jeff Ballard (6-11, 5.34 ERA) and P Jeff Robinson (4-9, 5.18) to Class AAA Rochester. Designated P Paul Kilgus (0-2, 1 save, 5.08) for assignment. Called up P Stacy Jones (4-2, 7 saves, 2.36), P Mike Mussina (10-4, 2.87) and P Jim Poole (3-2, 9 saves, 2.79) from Rochester.
Milwaukee Brewers -- Activated OF Robin Yount off the 15-day DL, where he was recovering from passing a kidney stone early in July. Placed P James Austin on the 15-day DL to make room for Yount.
Minnesota Twins -- Called up P Willie Banks (9-6, 4.15) from Class AAA Portland. Put P Denny Neagle (Arundel High) on the 15-day DL. Activated OF Pedro Munoz from the DL and sent him to Portland.
New York Mets -- Placed P Wally Whitehurst on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Friday. Recalled P Pete Schourek from Class AAA Tidewater.
San Diego Padres -- Acquired 3B Jack Howell (.210, 2 HR, 7 RBI) from the California Angels in exchange for OF Shawn Abner (.207, 7, 46).
San Francisco Giants -- Optioned C Steve Decker (.216, 5, 20) and OF Mark Leonard (.260, 1, 13) to Class AAA Phoenix.
Texas Rangers -- Activated C Geno Petralli from the 15-day DL. Placed C John Russell on the 15-day DL.
Basketball New York Knicks -- Signed F Anthony Mason.
Rapid City Thrillers (CBA) -- Signed C-F Keith Lee.
Colleges National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame -- Named Donald R. Keough to the board of directors.
UMBC -- Named Jamie Watson assistant academic adviser and head women's soccer coach.
L Southwestern -- Named William Fenlon men's basketball coach.
Football Atlanta Falcons -- Signed C Jay Pennison to a 1-year contract. Released LB Bryan McKenzie and LB Jacque Jackson.
Dallas Cowboys -- Waived QB Babe Laufenberg.
Detroit Lions -- Waived S Kerry Valerie. Agreed to terms with NT Lawrence Pete on a 1-year contract.
Los Angeles Rams -- Waived QB Bobby San Jose.
New Orleans Saints -- Waived QB John Fourcade. Signed CB Lonnie Finch.
New York Giants -- Waived G Gary McCummings, G Chuck Boler, QB Kieran Clair, QB Larry Wanke, WR Tony Gilbert and DL Demetrius Hill.
L Phoenix Cardinals -- Waived LB Donn Grimm and S John Miller.
Pittsburgh Steelers -- Waived CB Tyreese Herds.
WLAF -- Announced that league president Mike Lynn has resigned.
Golf PGA Tour -- Named Chuck Adams media relations director.
Toronto Maple Leafs -- Signed F Mike Bullard.
Television NBC -- Announced that former Kansas City C Mike Webster has accepted a football analyst position and no longer will be an assistant coach with the Chiefs.